Most widely held works by Ian Scoones
Negotiating environmental change new perspectives from social science ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Global environmental change will be with us forever, but how it happens in the future, and with what effect on the planet and its peoples, depends to a large extent on how the international agreements, national politics and local actions play out. This collection assesses these interconnections.
Understanding environmental policy processes cases from Africa by James Keeley ( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Dynamic sustainabilities technology, environment, social justice by Melissa Leach ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Introducing a new pathways approach for understanding and responding to sustainability challenges, this title explores practical ways forward for building pathways to sustainability.
Avian influenza science, policy and politics ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the world, surveillance systems have been upgraded, stockpiles of antiviral drugs and influenza vaccines have been created, veterinary and public health systems have been improved and poultry production and marketing has been dramatically restructured. What are the lessons from this experience? And what does this suggest for the future? This book explores how virus genetics, ecology and epidemiology intersect with economic, political and policy processes in a variety of places - from Bangkok to Washington, to Jakarta, Cairo, Rome and London. It focuses on the interaction of the international and national responses - and in particular the experiences of Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. It asks how effective is the disease surveillance and response system - can it respond to a new pandemic threat? The comparative analysis reveals the challenges and limitations of a technocratic, centralised response, and the need to take seriously local contexts. Drawing from these experiences, the book concludes with a discussion of future prospects and challenges, examining in particular what a 'One World, One Health' approach - where approaches to animal, human and ecosystem health are integrated - would look like in practice."--Publisher's description.
Science and citizens : globalization and the challenge of engagement ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"This book brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and technology and development studies around issues of science, citizenship and globalisation. It reflects on the nature of expertise; the framing of knowledge; processes of public engagement; and issues of rights, justice and democracy. A wide variety of pressing issues is explored, such as medical genetics, agricultural biotechnology, occupational health and HIV/AIDS."--BOOK JACKET.
Sustaining the soil : indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Dynamics and diversity : soil fertility and farming livelihoods in Africa : case studies from Ethiopia, Mali, and Zimbabwe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and livelihoods. Sustainable management of soils is crucial for a large proportion of the population of Africa. Contrary to many claims, soil fertility is improved and managed successfully by small-scale farmers there. Careful studies from widely different areas reveal how closely bound up soil management is with complex social, cultural and ecological factors - requiring a far more subtly tuned approach to development policy and practice. This work is a study of how the context of livelihood systems has to inform development polic.
Beyond farmer first : rural people's knowledge, agricultural research and extension practice ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"This book has its origins in a research programme initiated by the Sustainable Agriculture Programme of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) during 1991. The Beyond Farmer First: Rural People's Knowledge, Agricultural Research and Extension Practice programme began with the commissioning of detailed field research by 12 collaborating institutions from Africa, Asia and Latin America. In October 1992, this core group met at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, together with almost 50 other researchers and field practitioners from every conceivable disciplinary background and from every corner of the world. The workshop aimed to examine how far agricultural research and extension practice had come since the landmark 1987 Farmer First conference and 1989 book."--Pg.ix.
Range ecology at disequilibrium : new models of natural variability and pastoral adaptation in African savannas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Pathways of change in Africa : crops, livestock & livelihoods in Mali, Ehtiopia & Zimbabwe ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Hazards and opportunities : farming livelihoods in dryland Africa : lessons from Zimbabwe by Ian Scoones ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Zimbabwe's land reform : myths & realities ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"Ten years after the land invasions of 2000, this book provides the first full account of the consequences of these dramatic events. This land reform overturned a century-old pattern of land use, one dominated by a small group of large-scale commercial farmers, many of whom were white." "The authors challenge five myths by examining field data from Masvingo province:" "Myth 1 Zimbabwean land reform has been a total failure" "Myth 2 The beneficiaries of Zimbabwean land reform have been largely political 'cronies'" "Myth 3 There is no investment in the new resettlements" "Myth 4 Agriculture is in complete ruins creating chronic food insecurity" "Myth 5 The rural economy has collapsed" "By challenging these myths, and suggesting alternative policy narratives, this book presents the story as it has been observed on the ground: warts and all. What comes through very strongly is the complexity, the differences, almost farm by farm: there is no single, simple story of the Zimbabwe land reform as sometimes assumed by press reports, political commentators, or indeed much academic study."--BOOK JACKET.
Living with uncertainty : new directions in pastoral development in Africa ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Farmer first revisited : innovation for agricultural research and development ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Science, agriculture and the politics of policy : the case of biotechnology in India by Ian Scoones ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
With reference to Karnataka, India.
Environmental entitlements : a framework for understanding the institutional dynamics of environmental change by Melissa Leach ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Revolutionizing development : reflections on the work of Robert Chambers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Sustainable rural livelihoods : a framework for analysis by Ian Scoones ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The concept of 'sustainable livelihoods' is increasingly important in the development debate. This paper outlines a framework for analysing sustainable livelihoods, defined here in relation to five key indicators. The framework shows how, in different contexts, sustainable livelihoods are achieved through access to a range of livelihood resources (natural, economic, human and social capitals) which are combined in the pursuit of different livelihood strategies (agricultural intensification or extensification, livelihood diversification and migration). Central to the framework is the analysis of the range of formal and informal organisational and institutional factors that influence sustainable livelihood outcomes. In conclusion, the paper briefly considers some of the practical, methodological and operational implications of a sustainable livelihoods approach.
Techniques traditionnelles de conservation de l'eau et des sols en Afrique ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Africa Agricultural biotechnology Agricultural biotechnology--Government policy Agricultural biotechnology--Research Agricultural conservation Agricultural extension work Agricultural innovations Agriculture--Research Agriculture--Research--On-farm Agriculture--Technology transfer Agropastoral systems Arid regions agriculture Arid regions agriculture--Economic aspects Avian influenza Biology--Social aspects Biotechnology--Social aspects Conference proceedings Developing countries Droughts Economic development Economic development--Environmental aspects Environmental policy Environmental policy--Citizen participation Environmental policy--Research Ethiopia Globalization Great Britain Green Revolution History India India--Karnataka Land reform Livestock--Management Mali Poverty Range ecology Range management Rural development Savannas Science--Social aspects Social justice Soil conservation Soil fertility Soil fertility--Management Sustainable development Transgenic plants Water conservation World citizenship Zimbabwe Zimbabwe--Chivi District
Scoones, I. (Ian)